What Common Names Should We Use for Trinidad and Tobago’s Frogs?

J.R. Downie

Abstract


Many of Trinidad and Tobago’s frogs lack appropriate common names. Common names are easier for the general public to use than scientific names and can help species to become better known. Existing common names for the species found in Trinidad are listed and suggestions made for new common names. A plea is made to Trinidad and Tobago’s natural historians to discuss and agree on common names where there are none so far.

Key words: Trinidad, Tobago, frogs, common names.


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